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Baby Bottle Caries

Baby bottle caries (cavities) can happen to your baby’s or toddlers’ teeth. You may be thinking, “It’s just their baby teeth, they are going to lose them anyway,” but your baby’s first set of teeth are very important. Primary teeth help set the path for permanent teeth to come through. If you take out a […]

Cannabis and Oral Health

With cannabis being legalized in Canada, it is important to discuss the use of cannabis on your oral health. Cannabis use is generally associated with oral health effects. Some conditions that are related to cannabis use include: A) Xerostomia. This is a dry mouth condition. A decrease in saliva production leads to an increase in caries, […]

Periodontal (Bone Disease) and Its Implications in Men’s General Health

I thought, as we have just concluded Movember – the month of good and bad facial hair, to raise awareness of men’s health issues. It would be appropriate to write a blog on how periodontal disease affects men’s health. Periodontal disease, or as I like to call it, bone disease, is a chronic inflammatory condition […]

Dental Microscope at Braeside Dental Clinic

Dentistry has undergone many advances in the last 50 years. One of the most significant aspects of its advance can be attributed to the use of magnification and additional light sources. When I started practicing nearly 26 years ago, the number of practitioners using magnification loops was small. When I started using magnification loops with […]

Regular Dental Hygiene Therapy

       Fall isn’t just for big comfy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything; it is also for dental hygiene appreciation month! So lets talk about why having regular dental hygiene therapy is so important to maintain optimal oral health. Prevention is cheaper in the long run. Having regular hygiene appointments not only keep the […]

Children’s First Dental Visit “Happy Visit”

  Your child’s first visit to the Dentist should be around the age of one, unless you have any concerns.  We call this first visit a “Happy Visit”. We want this to be a happy, positive experience for your child. It is also a great opportunity for parents to share any concerns or get answers […]

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